In the recently released India Happiness Report 2020 Mizoram has been announced as the happiest Indian state followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Punjab among the top three. It was the first time that all the union territories were surveyed along with the states.
The Happiness Survey was conducted between March and July 2020. The parameters of happiness index were:
>Personal relationships- family and friends
>Work related issues- income level, work pressure and growth
>Physical and mental health
>Impact of COVID-19
Further, it was observed that the above mentioned parameters are positively related to happiness.
>care for others
>preservation of culture
>belief in nature
>respect for tradition